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Music Sunday

Gloria Dei's musical groups will be featured on Music Sunday at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services on Sunday, May 21. As they conclude their seasons, the Faith Choir, Gloria Dei Bells, Hope Bells, Blessed Notes, Kids of the Kingdom, and Cherub Choir will all offer special music. Our worship will focus on God's gift of music.

Summer Walking Program

Sign up Sunday, May 21, by the table in the Gathering Area for the new walking program sponsored by our Wellness Cabinet. All are welcome to join us! There are no requirements, but we would like you to set a goal and then track the number of miles that you walk.

Interested in Joining Gloria Dei?

Our semi-annual informational classes will be offered in June. Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. "Come and Know", which is part 1 of a 2 part class designed for new and or potential members looking to learn more about Gloria Dei, the Bible, worship and prayer. Snacks will be provided. Sunday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. "Come and Grow", (part 2) includes discussion of topics ranging from "Who are Lutherans" to Gloria Dei's history with an understanding of learning about spiritual gifts. Snacks will be provided. Following these two classes and prayerful consideration, we invite you to be publically welcomed and introduced to the congregation at the 10:00 a.m., June 25 "Come and Glow Service." Please talk to one of the pastors or call the church office (630-968-6231) to reserve your spot. In the "Come and Grow" classes.


Reclaim = Reclaiming a lost childhood. 13 = The average age of a child who becomes a victim of sexual exploitation. Reclaim13 is a Downers Grove based Christ centered organization dedicated to end the cycle of exploitation. Reclaim13 will be at Gloria Dei on Sunday, June 11, from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Come to the presentation and learn about their safe home, Cherish House, and how you can become part of the community to end abuse. You can visit their website at

LOVE Connects

Sometimes our neighbors may need a bit of help with some of life's tasks like running an errand, yeard work or even just a friendly face for a visit for an hour. LOVE Connects has been created to meet those needs. If you know someone who could use some assistance or if you have an hour you would like to give to a neighbor join us in the church library on Saturday, June 17, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. for an information/training meeting. You will learn about this new exciting ministry from LOVE Christian Clearinghouse. For more information or to register for this session contact Jo Ellen Maurer, Gloria Dei's Hands @ Work Coordinator. You can also call her at 630-968-6231, ext. 112.

Vacation Bible School

Save the dates from July 31 - August 4 for "Camp Out: Getting S'more of Jesus." This year's VBS will occur at two different times. From July 31 - August 2, we will have Day Camp from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, and from August 2 - 4, we will have Night Camp from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come to one session, or come to both as the stories and fun will change each day. There will even be a family picnic to end each session. Registration forms will be made available soon!






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